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Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp(a) levels. ...Read more
Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crestor (rosuvastatin): It is generally believed that cholesterol is produced by the body at night. The first drugs in the class (statins) were recommended to be taken with the evening meal. However, the new statins such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) have in the product labeling that it can be taken any time during the day. However, if it's not a hardship, i would still recommend that you take your Crestor (rosuvastatin) with your evening meal. ...Read more
Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor (rosuvastatin) at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor (rosuvastatin) is Rosuvastatin and you may be on that med, but it is not generic (and won't be for years). Generic statins currently available are pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin. All statins have the same action, but some may be better for some people. ...Read more
Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, (simvastatin) mevacor) have very short half-lives (2-4 hours) and have a better effect if taken at night. This is because the medication works by decreasing cholesterol synthesis which is increased during the evening hours. Other statins (lipitor, crestor) have very long half-lives (14-18 hours) and have equal effect if taken in the morning or evening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patent wars: "The substance patent protecting CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) expires on 8 January 2016, and the pediatric exclusivity period expires 8 July 2016." This went to litigation. See: http://www.astrazeneca.com/Media/Press-releases/Article/20130325--astrazeneca-settles-litigation-over-crestor-patent ...Read more
Rising cholesterol: If you stop crestor, (rosuvastatin) your cholesterol will go back to what it was before you were taking the medication. So it all depends on why you were taking it and why you want to stop it. Meaning what you other medical problems are that led to the cholesterol being treated. But there won't be any kind of withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life. Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: Any medication always ned to be monitored , need adjustment, speak to your doctor , the reason to increase the dose from 10 mg to 20 mg , you think you have ' good result ' may not be true , if it is will reduce the dose. ...Read more
Yes: Dates on pills and capsules are arbitrary. If the capsules have been safely stored (not too hot) then they will have the full effect for some months after the expiration date. You will be fine and get the effect your want. ...Read more
Currently taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg and wish to stop; can I simply cease to take the meds?
Is there any problem in splitting a 20 mg crestor (rosuvastatin) toachieve the 10 mg daily dose? It cuts the cost in half.
How often are you suppose to have your colustrol checke when taking Crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 my friend was checked 14 months ago is that normal?
About once a: year while taking cholesterol medication.Get a more detailed answer ›